Observing the Next Galactic Supernova

  title={Observing the Next Galactic Supernova},
  author={S. M. Adams and Christopher S. Kochanek and John F. Beacom and Mark Robert Vagins and Krzysztof Zbigniew Stanek},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
No supernova (SN) in the Milky Way has been observed since the invention of the optical telescope, instruments for other wavelengths, neutrino detectors, or gravitational wave observatories. It would be a tragedy to miss the opportunity to fully characterize the next one. To aid preparations for its observations, we model the distance, extinction, and magnitude probability distributions of a successful Galactic core-collapse supernova (ccSN), its shock breakout radiation, and its massive star… Expand

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